Robert John Fox, 83, Neosho, died April 24, 2013, at Freeman Neosho ER following a sudden illness.
Mr. Fox was born Oct. 10, 1929, in New Haven, Iowa, the son of John and Verne (Kehoe) Fox. He entered the U.S. Army on March 11, 1954, and was discharged, March 9, 1956. He owned and operated Fox Package for 22 years and was a farmer. He was a 50-year member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and a member of St. Canera Catholic Church.
Robert married his wife, Virginia Roetto on Oct. 17, 1959, in Pierce City, and she survives.
Also surviving are five children, Dana Eads and husband, Mike, Neosho, Janelle Dunaway and husband, Ron, Springfield, Mark Fox and wife, Caroline, Little Rock, Ark., Phillip Fox and wife, Kristie, Galt, Mo., and Tim Fox, Neosho; seven grandchildren; one brother, Ivo Fox, New Haven, Iowa; one sister, Roseanne O'Neill, Waterloo, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jane Leinenkugel, and a brother, Kenneth Fox.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Canera Catholic Church. Father Hank Grodecki will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Pierce City, and full military honors will be conducted at the graveside service. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Contributions in memory of Robert may be made to St. Canera Catholic Church Building Fund or the American Lung Association, c/o Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, 64850.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.